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2018 Fernando Mazza Cedar Pau Ferro


A real powerhouse of a guitar…brilliant trebles and well balanced with excellent power and projection

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2018 Fernando Mazza Cedar Pau Ferro


Model2018 Fernando Mazza Cedar Pau Ferro
ConditionNew – Showroom condition
Scale650 mm
FinishMatte Urethane – very thin
TunersGotoh Premium machines
CaseHiscox LiteFlite Premium HSC – black

Tone Woods

TopWestern Red Cedar – lattice braced
Sides/BackPau Ferro – beautiful figuring with an inner layer of Wenge
NeckCedar (elevated) with Ebony reinforcement and adjustable truss rod
BridgeIndian Ebony
Rosette/PurflingsHandcrafted – Ebony and White Oak marquetry
BracingStandard lattice bracing
FingerboardEbony -Elevated


Nut Width53mm
String Spacing44mm – 50mm – 56mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Overall length39 5/8″
Body length19 1/4″
Upper bout11 “
Lower bout14 1/2″
Waist Width9 3/8″
Body depth3 1/2″ & 3 3/4″ upper and lower bout respectively
Weight4lbs. & 5oz.
Action4.1mm at the low E

2018 Fernando Mazza Cedar Pau Ferro


Master builder Fernando Mazza from Italy is a pleasure to play, listen to  and look at, given his high standards of excellence.   We are pleased to announce representation of Fernando’s work here in the USA.  This is his highest level of build, his Millenium model, with a Cedar top, lattice braced, and a multi-laminated Pau Ferro back and sides with an additional layer of interior Wenge adding overall stiffness to the top, creating a resonant and active soundbox that is a wonder to hear and play.  He has added an elevated fretboard with a 20th fret extension, and an armrest of Black Carob for supreme comfort.  A fitted Port Hole Cover gives you flexibility in using it or not.  Beautiful choices.  His workmanship is excellent as is his overall engineering of the guitar.  Additional notes from Fernando regarding the guitar are below.  Note that the guitar has no Rosewood thus no legal issues.  Nice!  Photography of the back and sides allowed my a “Nice!” as I gazed on the beautiful grain patterns of the guitar.  Gods, she is gorgeous!

Luthier: Fernando Mazza, Year: 2018

Millenium model – Double Back w/Nomex

Cedar (lattice top)

Multi laminated Pau Ferro back and sides – this is not a Rosewood (smart)

Inner layer of the sound box is wenge

Elevated Ebony fingerboard with 20th fret

German Alpaca medium frets

Cedar neck with ebony reinforcement & adjustable truss rod

Indian Ebony bridge

12 holes string ties

Gotoh tuners

Bone saddles

Ebony & white oak marquetry

Black carob tree armrest

Handcrafted rosette

Matte polyurethane finish



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio – 200618-Fernando Mazza 2018 Cedar Pau Ferro – I was going to do a video today, Sunday, with the guitar. I used it to warm-up and practice a touch, where I lost myself in the power and the voice of this guitar.  From quiet intimacy to raw power, the guitar did everything I needed.  Now that I was warmed up and good to go, I had to leave before I could record anything.  This is an exceptional guitar.


More MP3 Audio – Brian Dooley came into the gallery to do some video work.  A talented and expressive player.  This is the MP3 (unedited) of the upcoming video, which should be uploaded within a week or two.  This is Bach from BWV 995 in A Minor “Allemande”

Brian-Dooley-Fernando Mazza 2018 Cedar Pau Ferro-Bach-Allemande-995

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1


Brian Dooley performs Bach Allemande BWV 995 in A Minor



Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Very Important for International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any International Credit Card as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD.  Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty from the luthier

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight20 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 8 in